Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Position ID:Duke-MEMS-PDARYA [#22873, 51145918]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/21, finished 2022/10/03, listed until 2023/03/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Occupational Summary Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full-time academic or research career.

Work Performed DEFINITION: The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.

2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual.

The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for the length of the appointment).

The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship and may include teaching responsibilities.

The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University.

The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

EXPECTATION: The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates

Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research

Compliance with good scholarly and research practice

Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination

Adherence to University standards regarding the use of chemicals and the like

Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship

Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, and copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.

Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies about other schools at Duke University.

Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.

The candidate sought for working on projects related to the polymer-directed nanoparticle assembly and dynamic DNA nanotechnology. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, and Monte Carlo simulations; statistical mechanics; polymer/colloidal physics; coarse-grained modeling; computer programming; and high-performance computing. Some knowledge related to DNA biophysics, machine learning, and optimization is a plus, but not required. This is a valuable opportunity to work with an active, multidisciplinary research group. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training The candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, or materials science with a computational modeling focus.

Experience Experience in statistical mechanics, molecular simulations, polymer physics/modeling, coarse-graining, computer programming, and high-performance computing is required. Additional experience in DNA biophysics, machine learning, and optimization is preferred.

Skills The candidate must have excellent programming skills and should be able to formulate computational research questions in the areas of polymer and DNA nanotechnology.

This job description intends to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Further Info:
www.mems.duke.edu
email
919-660-5359
 
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708